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William Robert Lindsey

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Religious Studies
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
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Smith Hall
Room 9
University of Kansas
1300 Oread Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7615

Religion in Japan; popular religious expression and ritual in the Tokugawa period.


B.A., University of Maine

M.T.S., Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Interests

  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Ritual
  • Theory

Research Interests

  • Japan
  • Tokugawa
  • Ritual

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: or 785-864-1478.

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